Turkey Restructrures Army, Seeks Changes to Intelligence

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced changes to the armed forces's organizational structure following the failed coup attempt on July 15.

World » Southeast Europe | July 31, 2016, Sunday // 10:04 | Viewed: 2535

Greece’s PM to Discuss Cooperation in Energy, Transport on Bulgaria Visit

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Bulgaria on Monday for talks expected to focus on energy and transport, Greek newspaper Kathimerini has reported.

World » Southeast Europe | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 20:42 | Viewed: 2327

Diplomats Say Russia Targets Bulgaria, 6 Other EU States in Drive to Kill Sanctions - Reuters

Bulgaria and six other EU Member States of southern and eastern Europe is one of the main targets of Russia’s efforts to end the economic sanctions of the bloc imposed over the Ukraine crisis, Reuters has reported, citing diplomats.

World » Russia | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 11:52 | Viewed: 3636

Over 250,000 Migrants Arrive in Europe by Sea in 2016 - IOM

A total of 251,557 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 27 July, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

World | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 10:28 | Viewed: 2088

Red Cross Warns of Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Iraq  

With fighting in Iraq intensifying, up to one million more people could be forced to flee their homes in the coming weeks and months, posing a massive humanitarian problem for the country, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.

World | July 29, 2016, Friday // 14:47 | Viewed: 1926

Migrant Arrivals in Greece Increase after Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey

The number of migrants arriving in Greece has increased following the failed July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, AFP has reported, citing officials.

World » Southeast Europe | July 29, 2016, Friday // 12:20 | Viewed: 5333

Germany to Stick to Open-Door Policy on Refugees, Chancellor Merkel Says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her open-door policy towards refugees, despite a series of attacks in the country in July.

World » EU | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 23:17 | Viewed: 2090

France to Form National Guard to Help Counter Terror Attacks

French President Francois Hollande announced on Thursday the creation of a National Guard which will be tasked with protecting the citizens from terror attacks.

World | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 15:10 | Viewed: 72622

Two Top Generals Resign in Turkey before Supreme Council Meeting

Two members of Turkey's Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) stepped down on Thursday morning, little before a meeting of the committe aimed at restucturing it in the aftermath of a failed coup attempt, Turkish media report.

World » Southeast Europe | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 14:05 | Viewed: 4603

Putin Incorporates Crimea into Southern Federal District

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the unification of the Crimean Peninsula with the Southern Federal District, previously known as the North Caucasian Federal District, TASS reports.

World » Russia | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 13:23 | Viewed: 70217

EU Could Block Turkish Stream Construction - Ukrainian Official

The head of Ukraine's Naftogaz has suggested the European Union could prevent Russia and Turkey from building the so-called Turkish Stream pipeline by blocking the use of deepwater building technology.

World » Ukraine | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 08:04 | Viewed: 8295

Macedonia President: Balkan Terror Attacks Should Not Be Ruled Out

Nationals of Balkan countries who went to fight in Syria and are now returning are among factors that could result in terror attacks in the Balkan Peninsula, Macedonia's President Gjorge Ivanov has said.

World » Southeast Europe | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 07:12 | Viewed: 2233

Nearly 5.5% of CESEE Population Emigrated since 1990 - IMF

Emigration from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) has been unusually large, persistent, and dominated by educated and young people, whose exodus has worsened already adverse demographic trends in CESEE, the IMF has said.

World » Southeast Europe | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 23:05 | Viewed: 1486

Bulgarian, Serbian Military Discuss Progress in Joint Action against Irregular Migration  

Senior officers of Bulgarian and Serbian armed forces have met to discuss possibilities for deepening the cooperation in ensuring the protection of the border between the two Balkan neighbours against irregular migration.

World » Southeast Europe | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 20:05 | Viewed: 1885

EU Appoints Michel Barnier to Lead Negotiations on Brexit

The European Commission said on Wednesday it appointed Michel Barnier as chief negotiator in Brexit talks once Britain decides to start negotiations on leaving the bloc.

World » EU | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 15:40 | Viewed: 41745

Ansbach Attacker 'Feared Deportation to Bulgaria'

The Syrian man who blew himself up in the German town of Ansbach had raised his fears of a prospective deportation to Bulgaria, German media report.

World » EU | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 11:17 | Viewed: 2447

Russia, Turkey Reach ‘Political Decision’ on Gas Pipeline, NPP Projects

Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said that Russia and Turkey have reached a political decision of the construction of two key energy projects: Turkish Stream gas pipeline and the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, reported in Tuesday.

World » Russia | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 21:41 | Viewed: 2147

New Tax Hikes Force Rise in Relocation of Greek Firms to Bulgaria

With new tax hikes having taken effect in Greece last month, the number of Greek companies relocating to Bulgaria has increased by an estimated 20-30 percent, according to greekreporter.

World » Southeast Europe | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 19:04 | Viewed: 4571

Migration-Wary Bulgaria, Greece Agree to Hold Joint Special Forces Exercise at Border 

Bulgaria and Greece have agreed to hold a joint exercise of their Special Forces of the common border to demonstrate unity and strength in the face of a potential surge in migration pressure, Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

World » Southeast Europe | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 17:42 | Viewed: 1815

Islamic State Group Claims Responsibility for Normandy Church Attack

Islamic State group said a Catholic church attack in Normandy, France was carried out by its ‘soldiers’, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday, citing a statement from the news agency of the organisation.

World » EU | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 16:45 | Viewed: 7318

Quarter of a Million Migrants Arrive by Sea in Europe so far in 2016  

The number of migrants and refugees who entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 24 July has reached almost quarter of a million, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

World | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 15:56 | Viewed: 2791